August 5, 2020

Japan marks 75th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bomb

Tokyo (AFP) – Japan on Thursday marks 75 years since the world’s first atomic bomb attack, with the coronavirus pandemic forcing a scaling back of ceremonies to commemorate the victims.Survivors, relatives and a handful of foreign dignitaries will attend this year’s main event in Hiroshima to pray for the victims and call for world peace. But the general public will be kept away, with the ceremony instead broadcast online.Other events, including a gathering to float lanterns along the Motoyasu River, have been cancelled as coronavirus cases spike in parts of Japan.The annual commemoration is “…


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